Fernando Torres facts for kids
|Full name||Fernando José Torres Sanz|
|Date of birth||20 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||Atlético Madrid|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Fernando Torres (born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish football player. He plays for Atletico Madrid as a striker. He is famous for his many goals for the Spain national football team and because he made the winning goal during the UEFA Euro 2008 final.
Torres began playing as a goalkeeper, the position his brother played in. At age seven, he converted to playing as a striker for his neighbourhood club. Three years later, when he was 10, he progressed to an 11v11 team called Rayo 13. He was one of three Rayo 13 players to earn a trial with Atlético Madrid. He impressed the scouts and joined their youth system when he was 11 in 1995.
Club career statistics
International career statistics
- As of match played 15 November 2011.
Images for kids
Torres entering the pitch on his debut for Atlético Madrid on 27 May 2001
Torres playing for Liverpool in 2008
Torres playing for Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
Torres warming up for Atlético Madrid in 2015
Torres celebrates with Spain at Plaza de España on 12 July 2010 after winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup
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